I split my exercise roughly 50:50 between resistance (strength) training and aerobic (brisk walking; treadmill; elliptical). Usually 4 days/week, 2 sessions of each kind of exercise.
Another study shows the importance of resistance training (RT) A High-Protein Diet With Resistance Exercise Training Improves Weight Loss and Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes:
…. in sedentary obese patientswith type 2 diabetes. The addition of RT increased weight and fat mass loss, which was further magnified by replacing some dietary carbohydrate with protein.